Excessive Heat Warning

Published 07/24 2016 11:13AM

Updated 07/24 2016 11:26AM

Issued at: 07/24/2016 11:06:00 AM CDT
Expires on: 07/24/2016 7:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Rock Island IAZ067-068-077-078-087>089-098-099-ILZ009-015>018-024>026-034-035- MOZ009-010-250000- /O.CON.KDVN.EH.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160725T0000Z/ MUSCATINE-SCOTT-WASHINGTON-LOUISA-JEFFERSON-HENRY IA-DES MOINES- VAN BUREN-LEE-WHITESIDE-ROCK ISLAND-HENRY IL-BUREAU-PUTNAM-MERCER- HENDERSON-WARREN-HANCOCK-MCDONOUGH-SCOTLAND-CLARK- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MUSCATINE...DAVENPORT...BETTENDORF... WASHINGTON...WAPELLO...FAIRFIELD...MOUNT PLEASANT...BURLINGTON... KEOSAUQUA...FORT MADISON...STERLING...MOLINE...ROCK ISLAND... GENESEO...PRINCETON...HENNEPIN...ALEDO...OQUAWKA...MONMOUTH... CARTHAGE...MACOMB...MEMPHIS...KAHOKA 1106 AM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...PEAKING BETWEEN 105 TO 110. * TIMING...OPPRESSIVE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR THROUGH THIS EVENING. PEAK HEAT INDEX READINGS AND MOST DANGEROUS CONDITIONS WILL BE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. * IMPACTS...TEMPERATURES AND MOISTURE THIS HIGH COULD LEAD TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE. THE ELDERLY... SMALL CHILDREN AND PETS ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE. PLAN AHEAD. HAVE A COOL PLACE TO SHELTER FROM THE HEAT. AVOID OUTDOOR ACTIVITY DURING THE MIDDAY AND AFTERNOON. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL OCCUR. THIS COMBINATION WILL LEAD TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS... STAY IN AN AIR- CONDITIONED ROOM... STAY OUT OF THE SUN... AND CHECK ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS... ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE... RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY... CALL 9 1 1. && $$

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